Classes

Astaria is a class based MMORPG. In order to promote teamplay, classes are one of the following, Tank, Healer, and Damage Dealer. Players will start by picking a Tier 1 class: the Squire, Swashbuckler, Archer, Acolyte, Chemist and Adept. After players reach a certain level with that class, they may advance to a Tier 2 class. Players who are a Tier 2 class can swap out the new abilities while retaining all previous Tier 1 abiltiies. Tier 3 classes wiill come after release. Class advancements do not provide immense power gains but mostly provide utility. Advancing classes allows flexiblity and choice.


Adept

Role: Magic Damage Dealer
Difficulty: Very Hard
Primary Stat: Intellect
Secondary Stat: Wisdom
Main Resource: Mana
Adepts are the only class with the ability to learn powerful magic spells. Adepts however, start with no magical abilities at all. Adepts are the only class to have hidden class advancements as well.

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Acolyte

Role: Healer
Difficulty: Medium
Primary Stat: Wisdom
Secondary Stat: Intellect
Main Resource: Mana
Acolytes use holy magic to heal, buff and support their party. Acolytes focus on single target healing, well timed buffs, and other abilities to accelerate party effectiveness.

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Chemist

Role: Healer
Difficulty: Medium
Primary Stat: Intellect
Secondary Stat: Wisdom
Main Resource: Mana
Chemist utilize a special wrist launcher called a Piactus. Using mana to accelerate special "potionades" created from potions, they can heal, debuff and even crowd control using special potionades. Chemist is the only class that has access to Alchemy as one of their profession slots.

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Archer

Role: Damage Dealer
Difficulty: Low
Primary Stat: Dexterity
Secondary Stat: Agility
Main Resource: Focus
Archers deal damage with bows from far away and can use backup melee attacks. Archers deal the highest amount of physical damage per second. Archers are the best at activating power attack combos.

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Swashbuckler

Role: Off Tank
Difficulty: Medium
Primary Stat: Agility
Secondary Stat: Strength
Main Resource: Focus
Swashbucklers are off tanks in Astaria. They deal high physical damage and only second to the Archer. They excel at holding aggro on multiple targets. High evasion allows them to offtank small or medium monsters. Their attacks spend focus to generate a buff called "Momentum" which increases their dodge and critical chance.

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Squire

Role: Main Tank
Difficulty: Hard
Primary Stat: Fortitude
Secondary Stat: Strength
Main Resource: Focus
Squires is the only main tank class available. Squire is able to maintain high damage mitigation, block attacks, and effects completely with well timed abilities. Large Type monsters can only be tanked by Squires. This makes them necessary for any engagement against fiends or higher.

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